TV Quick Hits: ‘Hand of God’ canceled; ‘Blindspot’ ratings; ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ casting

Jane -Blindspot” gets off to solid start – We did not get a chance to discuss much in the way of the show’s season 2 premiere ratings on Wednesday, but did not want to forget about it at the same time. This is why we’re pleased to have something more here now!

The Jaimie Alexander series managed to score more than 7.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating following the finale of “America’s Got Talent,” and there is some good news and bad news with that. The good news is that this is a nice bump up from the show’s ratings at the tail end of season 1; however, this is still a pretty substantial drop from the start of season 1. While it’s true that new network shows do tend to lose viewers either due to having too many episodes, heavy competition, or quality, you do typically want to retain at least 50% of your demo audience. (Last season, “Blindspot” premiered to a 3.1.)

As for some other breaking news…

“Hand of God” canceled at Amazon – After two seasons on the air, the Ron Pearlman series won’t be moving forward. We love his talent in particular, but at the same time we cannot say we’re altogether surprised. Unlike many other streaming series, this one just couldn’t muster a whole lot of traction.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” snags Scott Michael Foster – Per TVLine, the “Chasing Life” and “Once Upon a Time” alum will recur throughout the show’s second season as Nathaniel, a lawyer who could become a love interest for Rachel Bloom’s leading lady Rebecca Bunch. If the show is renewed, there is a chance he could become a full-fledged regular for season 3.

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